Laboratory of Brain Imaging is one of the core facilities in the Neurobiology Centre, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences. LOBI provides access to cutting edge research support and technologies for internal and external customers. The core technologies being developed and used at the Laboratory are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spectroscopy (MRS), electroencephalograpy (EEG - including EEG-fMRI simultaneous recordings), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and computational image analysis.
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I don’t see, but I recognize – how the brain recognizes faces without consciousness

Are the brain mechanisms of face recognition so effective, that they can work, even without the participation of consciousness? Is our brain able to recognize the identity of a given face, even when we are not aware of having seen any face at all? Prof. Anna Nowicka, from Laboratory of Language Neurobiology, and dr. Michał Bola, from Laboratory of Brain Imaging, with their collaborators: Michał Wójcik and Maria Nowicka, attempted to answer this question in a study published recently in the prestigious journal Psychological Science (M. Wójcik, M. Nowicka, M. Bola, A. Nowicka. (2019). Unconscious detection of one’s own image. Psychological Science, 30(4): 471-480. 10.1177/0956797618822971). The project was funded by the National Science Centre.

The study using MEGA-PRESS single-voxel spectroscopy accepted for publication in Scientific Reports! Congratulation to the team and the leading author Bartosz Kossowski!

We used MEGA-PRESS single-voxel spectroscopy in two ROIs: left temporo-parietal and occipital cortex in 36 adults and 52 children, where half in each group had dyslexia. Dyslexics, on average, had significantly lower total N-acetylaspartate (tNAA) than controls in the occipital cortex. Adults compared to children were characterized by higher choline and creatine in both areas, higher tNAA in left temporo-parietal and lower glutamate in the visual cortex, reflecting maturational changes in cortical microstructure and metabolism.


Pracownia Obrazowania Mózgu serdecznie zaprasza w dniu 13 listopada 2018 roku o g. 14:00 na Seminarium Naukowe: Wytyczne dotyczące doboru barwy światła w celu poprawy sprawności psychofizycznej człowieka o skrajnych chronotypach na podstawie badań fMRI Prezentują mgr inż. Bartosz Kossowski oraz dr hab. Artur Marchewka, prof. IBD

LOBI got a new intern!

Marco Ninghetto is a student from “Body and Mind sciences” program at University of Turin (Italy). During his internship Marco will work with Lukasz Tanajewski from Kozminski University and Marek Wypych/Artur Marchewka.

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